Don Cannon Named A&R of Island Def Jam

Atlanta based DJ, and friend of the blog, Don Cannon has been named head of A&R at Island Def Jam Records. Cannon will take over the position from rapper/producer The-Dream, who held the job for less than a year. Cannon, 33, has produced music for rap artists such as Ludacris, Outkast, Young Jeezy, T.I., Kanye West, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, and Rick Ross.

From The Source:

Today, Don Cannon> has earned the position as Def Jam’s new A&R Vice President based in Atlanta. Cannon will work with Def Jam’s Head of A&R, Karen Kwak and President & CEO, Steve Bartels.

Below is a statement from Cannon describing a dream come true, congratulations!

“A music person can only dream about being at Def Jam, the most important hip-hop destination in the world. I feel I have a cutting edge vision for where the culture and hip-hop are heading and I’m excited to be joining the team. I’m already working 24/7 to drive the innovation of music forward and I’m confident we’ll land some big successes in the very near future.”

- John Weber (@JohnPaulWeber)

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    • Dem Babies Mama Da Bombshell Esq

      :warning: Atlanta based DJ, and friend of the blog :warning:

      Oh that's nice... Congrats & chit :tea:

    • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

      Oh I thought this was a MW post on first glance. Boy is fine! Well congrats on the great new gig fine azz FOB. Much success.

    • libra80sbaby

      :shrugs: Congrats

    • MsB2u

      never heard of this guy but i wish him the best with his new job
      :biggrin:

    • goat76

      CannoN!!!

    • WUT IZ THA PROBLEM!?

      Hey Yall! :hug:

    • goat76

      He produced the track for Young Jeezy's Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101
      Song: Go Crazy

    • goat76

      WUT WUT!!!

    • WUT IZ THA PROBLEM!?

      G-O-A-T!!!

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

      cograts Don! holla at meh if u need a songwriter. i gotchu! :listen: <---Hits

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      Best Wishes Don! :woot:

      *whispers* Send SR some more pictures :ashamed:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      :hug: WUT, how are the little ones?
      ============
      Goat :waves:

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

      Hey Goat! :hi:

      Wut-Wut! :waves: <---Don's nimba

      what is the meaning behind yo gravi ma'am? :waiting:

    • lovezoe

      At least we get warnings now about FOBs. Matthew Knowles got married, Solange and Bey were MIA.

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

      ZoeZoe! :heart: how are ya sweet cakes?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      OTB, if you're looking, I left you something downstairs about Bron :tea:

      :rofl:
      ----
      IKR Zoe! :lol:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      It's chowdown time! Imma eat like a phat girl today :yes:

      :pigsfly:

    • Dem Babies Mama Da Bombshell Esq

      BAD FLU :hugs:

      Goat :hugs:

      Wut :hugs:

    • goat76

      How r y'all Ladies doing??? @Fay, @Bomb, @DTTS, and @WUTWUT!!

    • FuturedocDonte

      Auntie letting us know bout all her fwends this morning :yes:

    • lovezoe

      FayFay- great! What about you? :heart: I think that Lush deodorant did something to me. It's been working fine, but the other day my armpit was sore and red. The next day hubby's was too.

    • Miany

      Cannon was like Drama partner before the lil fed thing??? :shrug: Ion know, I just know I remember his drops on a buncha DjDrama tapes

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

      who watched Sunday Best yesterday? :waiting:

      i am surprised at the amount of gay men auditioning that seems to increase more every year. what is going on the black church nowadays?

      also, when did "gay" become the accepted term for homosexuality?

      gay
      [gey] Show IPA
      adjective, gay·er, gay·est.
      1.
      of, pertaining to, or exhibiting sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one's own sex; homosexual: a gay couple.
      2.
      of, indicating, or supporting homosexual interests or issues: a gay organization.
      3.
      having or showing a merry, lively mood: gay spirits; gay music. Synonyms: cheerful, gleeful, happy, glad, cheery, lighthearted, joyous, joyful, jovial; sunny, lively, vivacious, sparkling; chipper, playful, jaunty, sprightly, blithe. Antonyms: serious, grave, solemn, joyless; staid, sedate; unhappy, morose, grim; sad, depressed, melancholy.
      4.
      bright or showy: gay colors; gay ornaments. Synonyms: colorful, brilliant, vivid, intense, lustrous; glittering, theatrical, flamboyant. Antonyms: dull, drab, somber, lackluster; conservative.
      5.
      Slang: Often Disparaging and Offensive. awkward, stupid, or bad; lame: This game is really gay.

    • FuturedocDonte

      At least we get warnings now about FOBs. Matthew Knowles got married, Solange and Bey were MIA.
      ---
      The ink ain't dried on the divorce paperwork he already snatched him up a new wife. And I know they hatin... She looks a whole lot better than Tina :coffee:

    • Miany

      @Fay... good afternoon pretty lady :waves: no comment on that whole gay azz post... I got 30 more mins in hurr... can't bite bait right now.

    • iyonah

      #HeyBoo to Mr. Cannon,my twitter handle is the same as my name here :hi:

    • http://talkingwithtami.com/blog talkingwithtami

      Love Cannon cool dude!

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

      :hailnaw: Zoe! was that your 1st time using??

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOOtHsYeEqg datsmdubya2u

      :waves: Afternoon peeps!

      @ fayla

      i am surprised at the amount of gay men auditioning that seems to increase more every year. what is going on the black church nowadays?

      _________________

      child they always been in the church..

      on the other hand some of these gospel singers aren't in the church they are just performers.

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

      Miany says:

      @Fay… good afternoon pretty lady :waves: no comment on that whole gay azz post… I got 30 more mins in hurr… can’t bite bait right now.

      :hahaha: LMAO!

      ____________
      Dats!

      child they always been in the church..

      on the other hand some of these gospel singers aren’t in the church they are just performers.

      yasss! :cosign:

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

      Miany

      i had fonted yew eartier, ion thank yew seent it :hug:

    • luVn_liFe…

      :yawn:

    • lovezoe

      FayFay- I watched a little. I think Kim Burrell can be too harsh. Some of these singers just need a little grooming. They spend the whole show showing sucky singers.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOOtHsYeEqg datsmdubya2u

      some of these "gospel" singers just feel that the gospel genre is easier to break into than secular soul, r&b or hip hop.

      they ain't got Jesus on they mind a bit mo than a rabbit...

    • lovezoe

      Fay- no about a month, so weird.

    • Dem Babies Mama Da Bombshell Esq

      :hi: Bye ya'll :kona:

    • Miany

      :newpost:

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

      Zoe

      i think so too! especially when she won't say yes just bc somebody had their eyes closed during an audition. ion get it! :shrug: sometimes u just sing wiff ur eyes closed!

      Dats

      that is SEW true! & i do GNAT approve! :ban:
      sing for The Lord in Gospel or don't boter :ban:

      :( bye Bomb!

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

      Zoe

      that IS weird! i am totally in love with the deodorant i made! it's been months but i haven't even finshed the 2 oz i made!

    • lovezoe

      Fay- you gotta get busy marketing yours!

    • MsChavo

      DJ Cannon, my old neighbor when I lived in Atlanta.